Tan Sri Azlan Bin Mohd Zainol

Tan Sri Azlan Bin Mohd Zainol
Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Tan Sri Azlan, a Malaysian, aged 72, is our Independent Non-Executive Chairman. He was appointed to our Board on 31 May 2021.

In 1974, he was admitted as a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He is also a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants since 1975. In 2015, he was admitted as a Fellow Chartered Banker of the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers. He is also a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors Malaysia since 2020.

Tan Sri Azlan joined Razak & Co in 1975 as Audit Manager and was a partner with Messrs. Tan Azlan & Company and Binder Hamlyn (BDO) from 1980 to 1982. In 1982, he joined AmFinance Berhad as their Managing Director until 1994. Subsequently, in 1994, he joined AmBank Berhad as their Managing Director. He left AmBank Berhad in April 2001 and joined Employees Provident Fund Board as their Chief Executive Officer and retired in April 2013.

On 6 July 2005, he was appointed as the Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Rashid Hussain Berhad (in the process of members’ voluntary winding up). Subsequently on 27 July 2005, he was also appointed as the Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of RHB Capital Berhad (dissolved on 24 March 2020) and RHB Bank Berhad and was subsequently re-designated as the Non-Independent NonExecutive Chairman of RHB Bank Berhad. He also served as a director for several group of companies of RHB Bank Berhad. He left the RHB banking group on 28 February 2021. He joined Malaysia Building Society Berhad (“MBSB”) and MBSB Bank Berhad as the Non-Independent Non-Executive Chairman since 1 March 2021. Tan Sri Azlan has approximately 46 years of working experience in the accounting and financial services sectors.

Aside from YXPM, he also sits on the board of other public listed companies. He is the Independent Non-Executive Chairman of Eco World International Berhad, MBSB and Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad. He is also the Independent Non-Executive Director of Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad. He also holds directorships in several private limited companies, such as Naza Eastern Motors Sdn Bhd, Naza Engineering & Construction Sdn Bhd, Naza Motor Trading Sdn Bhd, NZ Wheels Sdn Bhd and SOGO (K.L.) Department Store Sdn Bhd.

Ng Sheau Chyn

Ng Sheau Chyn
Managing Director

Ms. Ng, a Malaysian, aged 51, is our Managing Director. She was appointed to our Board on 11 January 2021.

She is also the former Non-Independent Non-Executive Director (resigned on 12 October 2021) and an indirect major shareholder of Tomei. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering as well as a Master degree in Computer Engineering from Iowa State University in the United States of America (“USA”) in 1990 and 1991, respectively. She also served as a Research Assistant in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the same university from 1990 to 1992.

Since her return to Malaysia in 1992, she joined Yi Xing Goldsmith as a director and has been continuously responsible for the wholesale and manufacturing operations of our Group, which is part of the Tomei Group. As our Managing Director and with her involvements in our Group since 1992, she has been instrumental in the growth and development of our Group. Over the years, she has expanded our range of gold jewellery to more than 10,000 SKUs and customer base of approximately 300 customers as at the LPD as well as our business presence in export markets such as Singapore, Germany, Myanmar, Hong Kong and Indonesia. Further, she is responsible for developing the strategic direction and business expansion strategies of our Group.

Ms. Ng is also a director of several other private limited companies involved in investment holding, property investment and manufacturing of precision tools. Save for YXPM and Tomei, she does not sit on the board of directors of any other public listed companies.

Ms. Ng is the sibling of Datuk Ng Yih Pyng (our Non-Independent Non-Executive Director).

Datuk Ng Yih Pyng

Datuk Ng Yih Pyng
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Datuk Ng, a Malaysian, aged 50, is our Non-Independent Non-Executive Director. He was appointed to our Board on 11 January 2021 as a corporate representative of our Promoter and substantial shareholder, namely Tomei.

Datuk Ng obtained his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance in 1990 from Iowa State University in the USA and he received a Master in Business Administration in Corporate Finance in 1991 from the same university.

Upon graduation, Datuk Ng joined the Tomei Group and is responsible for the overall management and business development of the Tomei Group. He is currently the Managing Director and an indirect major shareholder of Tomei.

Datuk Ng is also the advisor for the Federation of Goldsmiths and Jewellers Association of Malaysia since April 2014. He is the council member of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Kuala Lumpur & Selangor Darul Ehsan since May 2009, where he holds the position of President. In addition, he was elected as the national council member of the Associated Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry Malaysia in July 2012 and serves as its Deputy President.

Datuk Ng is also a director of several Tomei’s subsidiaries and several other private limited companies involved in investment holding and property investment activities. Save for YXPM and Tomei, he does not sit on the board of directors of any other public listed companies.

Datuk Ng is the sibling of Ms. Ng Sheau Chyn (our Promoter and Managing Director).

Tang Yow Sai

Tang Yow Sai
Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr. Tang, a Malaysian, aged 58, is our Independent Non-Executive Director. He was appointed to our Board on 31 May 2021. He is also the Chairman of our Audit and Risk Management Committee as well as Remuneration Committee and a member of our Nomination Committee.

He is a Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants since June 1993. He also obtained the Associate Qualification in Islamic Finance in 2012 and the Intermediate Qualification in Islamic Finance in 2015, both from the Islamic Banking and Finance Institute Malaysia. Aside from that, he is a Chartered Professional in Islamic Finance and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Islamic Finance Professionals since 2019.

He joined Messrs Hanafiah Raslan Mohamad in 1983 as a contracted articled clerk, which is part of the journey to obtain his professional certificate from the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants. In 1991, Messrs Hanafiah Raslan Mohamad merged with Messrs Arthur Andersen and he continued working in Messrs Arthur Andersen until 1992.

In 1992, he joined Commerce International Merchant Bankers Berhad (“CIMB”), where his last position in CIMB before he left was Manager of Corporate Finance. In 1995, he left CIMB to join Ekran Berhad as their General Manager in Corporate Finance until 2002. 

From 2002 to August 2004, he engaged in freelance work where he provided assistance and advice on accounting and tax matters to his freelance clients. In September 2004, he joined Tebrau Teguh Berhad (now known as Iskandar Waterfront City Berhad) as the Financial Controller until November 2004.

In December 2004, he joined MBSB as their Group Financial Controller. He was then re-designated as the Chief Financial Officer of MBSB in October 2010. After MBSB acquired MBSB Bank Berhad in February 2018, he was appointed as the Group Financial Officer for MBSB and Chief Financial Officer for MBSB Bank Berhad. On 19 January 2021, he retired from his position in MBSB and MBSB Bank Berhad. Mr. Tang has approximately 38 years of working experience in accounting, property development and financial services sectors.

Save for YXPM, he does not sit on the board of directors of any other public listed companies. He also holds directorships in several private limited companies

Aw Ee Leng

Aw Ee Leng
Independent Non-Executive Director

Ms. Aw, a Malaysian, aged 48, is our Independent Non-Executive Director. She was appointed to our Board on 31 May 2021. She is also the Chairman of our Nomination Committee and a member of our Audit and Risk Management Committee as well as Remuneration Committee.

She graduated in 1997 from University College London with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons). She obtained her Certificate in Legal Practice in 1998 and was called to the Malaysian Bar as an Advocate and Solicitor in 2002.

After obtaining her Certificate in Legal Practice in 1998, she commenced her career in information technology and hospitality industry, where she started as a copywriter for a travel website marimari.com and shifted to business development of the website in January 1999, focusing on promotion of the website’s reservation functions to hotel partners first within Malaysia then to Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Between early 2000 to mid-2001, she joined Hotelplatform.com Inc., a company operating from Hong Kong which focused on the backend hotel reservations system. She was initially appointed as Vice President (Marketing), responsible for the implementation of marketing strategies as well as the training of sales and marketing recruits. In June 2000, leveraging on her legal qualifications she was re-designated to Vice President (Communications/Legal Affairs) where she was responsible for all legal related matters as well as public relations and human resources which required her to commute frequently between Hong Kong and Shenzhen, People’s Republic of China. Upon her return to Malaysia in the 2nd half of 2001, she took the opportunity to chamber and was called to the Malaysian Bar in May 2002. In June 2002, she started her legal career as Advocate and Solicitor with Messrs Teh & Lee and was promoted to Partner in January 2008. Currently, Ms. Aw is a Partner in Messrs Teh & Lee and her areas of practice include commercial advisory, corporate advisory, mergers and acquisitions as well as conveyancing and banking. As at the LPD, Ms. Aw has approximately 22 years of working experience, of which19 years are in the legal practice.

Save for YXPM, she does not sit on the board of directors of any other public listed companies. She also holds directorships in several other companies.

Wong Phait Lee

Wong Phait Lee
Independent Non-Executive Director

Ms. Wong, a Malaysian, aged 47, is our Independent Non-Executive Director. She was appointed to our Board on 1 March 2022. She is a member of our Nomination Committee, Audit and Risk Management Committee as well as our Remuneration Committee.

She obtained her Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Western Australia in 1996. She is a member of CPA Australia since 1999. In 1999, she was admitted to the status of Associate of the Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accountants.

Ms. Wong started her career as an Associate Consultant in Pricewaterhouse Coopers Malaysia in June 1996. In December 1998, she was promoted to Consultant and continued her position until her resignation in June 2000. In July 2000, she joined Alliance Merchant Bank Berhad as an Assistant Manager and her last held position in November 2003 was as a Manager. During that time, she led and participated in various fund-raising exercises in equity and debt capital markets, corporate reorganisation proposals and other advisory work for the company’s clients.

In December 2003, she joined Hwang-DBS Investment Bank Berhad as a Manager in Corporate Finance and she left in March 2008 as a Senior Manager in Corporate Finance. During that time, she led and participated in various debt and equity capital markets corporate proposals, assisted in due diligence investigations on a project basis for public listed companies and carrying out the role as a financial advisor for the company’s clients.

In April 2008, she joined Astro All Asia Networks Limited as the Senior Assistant Vice President in the Investment/Business Development Division. Her responsibilities include developing business models, negotiating commercial and investment contracts, formulating investment structures and managing due diligence processes. She left her position in Astro All Asia Networks Limited in September 2016.

Subsequently, she spent 6 months from September 2016 to January 2017 at Jiaotong University, Shanghai to improve her proficiency in the Chinese language. In February 2017, she returned to Malaysia and joined Plato Capital Limited as a Senior Manager in the Investment Division where she was responsible for the management of the company’s investment portfolios. She left Plato Capital Limited in October 2017.

In November 2017, she joined Measat Broadcast Networks Sdn Bhd as the Senior Assistant Vice President. She was the Head of Operations for ‘Astro Go’ for 3 years and she is currently the Head of Operations for ‘sooka’ which is the company’s latest media service. As the Head of Operations for ‘sooka’, she is involved in the day-to-day operations and continuous development of ‘sooka’.

Save for YXPM, she does not sit on the board of directors of any other public listed companies. She also holds directorships in several other companies.